Sandy Seep Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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Sandy Seep Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.7 miles
380 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


Directions from Flagstaff: Drive east through Flagstaff on US 89A (Santa Fe Avenue). One half mile beyond the Townsend/Winona Road intersection a short Forest Road (FR 9139) turns west off the highway to the trailhead.

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A nice trail when you want a shorter hike. Nice views of Bell Rock and Courthouse.

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6 months ago

I use Sandy Seep as my access trail to the other trails in the Mt. Elden trail system. It T-bones into the basin behind Mt. Elden and it is very difficult simply to turn around and go back to your car! Sandy Seep itself is very easy and meanders through the forest, although there are areas where logging has occurred and the trees are scant. There is an area of short Juniper trees in here too which contrast with the Pines. Recommended for people looking for a short meander with nice scenery

11 months ago

Did this with an entire loop of others, good hike.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

nice walk with the dogs in the forest.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

less traveled trail that you can go out and back or loop around. I did a loop and enjoyed it very much. I was also able to see quite a bit of wildlife as well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunday, July 19, 2015

pretty little hike that is easy to access yet less traversed than Fat Man's Loop, which is nice. Connects to the Heart Trail/ Little Elden Trail, giving opportunity to continue hiking to higher altitudes. Enjoyed this pleasant hike and Heart Trail as well. Finished just before a thunderstorm hit! WHEW :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Is a quick hike for short distance after work and before dark with connecting trails for some variety. Saw herd of deer and got within 15 yards last night. I enjoy this trail frequently along with Fatman's Loop.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sandy nowhere to be found trail! Where is it?! We found the road but no markers or path. So disappointed :(

Monday, July 18, 2011

Easy trail for a short walk run or hike. Great connector to several trails such as hearts or christmas tree. climbs about 500 feet. Connects up with Christmas Tree Trail which takes you to Fatman's Loop or go right and you can take the junction trail that hooks you up with Hearts and/or Little Elden Trail. I like this hike is better in July after all the rain and the blooming of the forest. Lots of green to look at, lots of horned toads, lizards, deer and elk and some of the better views of the inner bowl of the Mount Elden Mountain range. Out and back 2.8 miles

trail running
Friday, July 01, 2011

Running Sandy Seep is fairly easy and pleasant